William Harcourt

When Father Harcourt suffered at Tyburne, and his bowels, etc, thrown into the fire, a butcher's boy standing vy was resolved to have a piece of his kidney which was broiling in the fire. He burnt his fingers much, but he got it. And one Roydon, a brewer in Southwark, bought it, a kind of Presbyterian. The wonder is, it is now absolutely petrified. But it was not so hard when he first had it. It being always carried in the pocket hardened by degrees, better then by the fire-like an agate polished. I have seen it. He much values it.

he was tried and executed in June 1679.